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Generic Name: carbamide peroxide topical

It is used to help relieve canker sores or other irritations inside the mouth
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What is this medicine?

CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE (CAR bah mide per OX ide) is used to help relieve canker sores or other irritations inside the mouth. It can also be used for oral hygiene.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • mouth pain, irritation or rash
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbamide peroxide, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the mouth. Follow the directions carefully. Wash hands before and after use. For temporary use to treat mouth irritations, place several drops on the affected area and spit out after 2 to 3 minutes or place 10 drops on the tongue, swish with saliva for several minutes and spit out. For everyday use, apply to the toothbrush, cover with toothpaste, and brush as usual. Do not touch the tip of the bottle to the inside of the mouth, fingertips, or other surface.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better, if they get worse or if you notice excessive burning, redness, itching or swelling.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning or stinging
  • redness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Keep bottle away from excessive heat and direct sunlight. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


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